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Clothianidin (CTD) is a novel, broad-spectrum insecticide. In the current study, it was aimed to study the effect of subchronic exposure to low doses of CTD (2, 8 and 24 mg/kg body weight/day) on the reproductive system in adult rats. CTD treatment did not significantly change serum testosterone level or sperm parameters (e.g. concentration, motility and(More)
Diabetes mellitus is a well-recognized cause of male sexual dysfunction and impairments of male fertility. Streptozotocin (STZ) is used for medical treatment of neoplastic islet β-cells of pancreas and producing of animal model of diabetes mellitus type 1 that is characterized by suppression of reproductive activity due to the hyperglycaemia-induced(More)
Copeptin, adropin and irisin are polypeptide hormones implicated in energy homostasis and diabetes. The purposes of this study were (1) to compare the copeptin, adropin and irisin concentrations between colostrum, transitional and mature milk and plasma in lactating women with and without GDM and (2) to compare these values with those from non-lactating(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS Ghrelin, a recently discovered hormone, is released largely from stomach and might affect insulin secretion and glucose metabolism. The aim of this study was to determine the immunohistochemical localization of ghrelin in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rat kidneys. METHODS Fifty-four adult male Wistar rats were used in this study. All(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the rate of collagen Type I/Type III for different meshes. Fifty rats were used. Five groups were formed: prolene (n = 10), mersilene (n = 10), parietex (n = 10), e PTFE (n = 10) and control group (n = 10). In all animals, laparotomy was performed using a midline incision. After that four different kinds of meshes are(More)
Diabetes is characterized by high blood glucose levels; it occurs in 30-35% of the population. Elevated glucose levels can damage a number of organs, including the kidneys. Several peptide hormones participate in maintaining glucose homeostasis including the recently discovered "adropin," a 42 amino acid peptide hormone. Adropin also alters inducible nitric(More)
We have investigated how diabetes affects the expression of adropin (ADR) in rat brain, cerebellum, kidneys, heart, liver, and pancreas tissues. The rats in the diabetic group were administered an intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of a single dose of 60 mg/kg streptozotocin (STZ) dissolved in a 0.1 M phosphate–citrate buffer (pH 4.5). The rats were(More)
It is reported that the pineal gland and its main hormone melatonin may have a role in the regulation of ghrelin synthesis in the brain. Stomach is the place where ghrelin is predominantly expressed and secreted. One aim of this study was to investigate possible effects of pinealectomy and melatonin treatment on gastric ghrelin amount. The studies on the(More)
Irisin was first identified in skeletal muscle cells, but its precise location has not yet been demonstrated, and there is limited information about irisin protein in other human and rat tissues. The present immunohistochemical study was undertaken to screen skeletal muscle and other tissues for irisin immunoreactivity. İrisin staining was found in the(More)
We aimed to examine the protective effects of resveratrol against homocysteine induced oxidative stress, apoptosis and cognitive impairment. Rats were randomly divided into three groups. Control group received standard rat food; homocysteine group (Hcy group) received daily methionine at a dose of 1g/kg-body weight dissolved in drinking water for thirty(More)